Alameda Point’s harbor seal population fluctuates between single digits and 50 during most of the year on the specially-built harbor seal float. But when the Pacific herring arrive in the winter to lay their eggs, many more seals arrive to feast on the herring, causing a sudden spike. Last winter, a spike in seal numbers […]
This 6 July 2018 video says about itself: With only 500 animals left, the Baltic harbor porpoises have been declared critically endangered. Being killed as bycatch in fishing nets is the major threat for the animals, yet fishing is still permitted, even in Marine Protected Areas. In Sea Shepherd’s Perkunas campaign, the crew of the […]
A grey seal named Sir David Attenborough is released back into the wild in Norfolk after being treated at RSPCA East Winch wildlife centre for severe injuries caused by a plastic frisbee disc stuck round its neck.
Pt. Reyes National Seashore Reports: Due to the elephant seal population expansion at Drakes Beach in front of the Ken Patrick Visitor Center, Point Reyes National Seashore begins today an elephant seal control program by re-introducing grizzly bears to their historic range along the coast. By bringing back a natural predator to the elephant seal, […]
A female polar bear guards a fresh bearded seal kill on the frozen Templefjord in Svalbard, Norway during the winter sunset. This won the best Polar Bear photography award determined by FIAP, the International Federation of Photographic Art, at the World Arctic Award. Prints are available from Joshua Holko’s website. Image Credit: Photograph by Joshua […]
This is the second year in a row that freeze-up of Western Hudson Bay ice has come earlier than average. Movement of tagged bears and reports by folks on the ground in WH show some polar bears are starting to hunt seals on the sea ice that’s developing along the shore. It’s unlikely that a […]
“We’ve already seen Zinke put politics over science in Endangered Species Act decisions, from the Pacific walrus in Alaska to boreal toads in Colorado,” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today to expose a secretive program that denies Endangered Species Act protection to imperiled species like the Pacific walrus. Today’s lawsuit, […]